One of the world’s largest hardware suppliers, Dell, buys Compellent for $ 27.75 per share, thereby expanding its portfolio and share on the storage market. The deal is subject to the approval of Compellent’s shareholders in early 2011.
“There have been rumors of an aquisition of Compellent ever since HP bought Lefthand. 24 Solutions, as a partner to both Dell and Compellent, welcomes the acquisition of Compellent and can now offer the entire portfolio from two suppliers through a single channel. 24 Solutions is currently the partner who has the most installations in the Nordic countries of Compellent and we will focus hard in the future on both Compellent and Dell products”, says Risto Lavett, Product Manager at 24 Solutions. “For our existing customers there will not be any changes. It’s still the same support and technical contact person as before. “
“We are excited about our merger with Dell. This is the next logical step in our goal to scale our products, channel and team worldwide,” says Phil Soran, President, CEO and Chairman of Compellent. “With Dell’s scale and technology leadership, we accelerate the adoption of our virtualized platform, Fluid Data, to redefine the value of enterprise storage for data centers and cloud computing.”
For more information about the aquisition read Compellent’s press release.